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Posted on 09-20-2018
Waldorf Emergency Care provides 24-hour care for pets in Waldorf, MD. We accept walk-in appointments. If you’re concerned about pet unconsciousness, take your beloved animal in to see us immediately. If your animal passed out, we can help you understand why.
Fainting often occurs when blood does not flow to the brain like it normally would. However, not all cases result because of no blood flow. Other medical issues could cause fainting, a condition also known as syncope.
Your Waldorf, MD WECARE veterinarian explains fainting and pet unconsciousness causes:
If your pet cannot seem to stand steady and starts to dip downward, that is one sign. The animal might also suddenly appear as if going to sleep. In this case, the appearance of falling asleep occurs at a time when the animal has not already been resting. After having passed out on the floor, your pet might not respond when calling out his or her name, nor will the animal voluntarily move.
Call your Waldorf Emergency Care at 301-705-9700 immediately if your animal will not respond to you. You also can walk into our Waldorf, MD clinic 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We will check your animal’s heart rate using an electrocardiogram machine.
In addition, we will take blood tests to make sure your animal has no liver, kidney or other organ problems. Testing the blood will also indicate signs of blood sugar problems. In addition, we might perform electrical nerve tests (EEG), a spinal tap, MRI, endoscopy, ultrasound or X-rays. Then, we help you decide if your pet needs medication, surgery or other treatment.
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